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Become a Hair of the Dog Academy Guest Artist

What is the Hair of the Dog Academy?

The Academy is the world’s most comprehensive pet photography community and our number one value is building connection while helping pet photographers improve their craft and grow their business.

Who are the Hair of the Dog Academy Guest Artists?

Our Guest Artists are pet photographers that are interested in helping others along their creative journey, which is rewarding in so many ways!

The Guest Artist teaches a class on the art of pet photography – either on the capture of the image and/or the editing of an image.

This is open to both professional photographers and amateurs that simply want to share techniques that they have created.

What does being a Guest Artist involve?

It can be as simple as creating a screen recording as you tackle a creative edit in Lightroom and/or Photoshop. That’s it! After that, send it to our team, we’ll get it all edited and prepped and add it to the Academy.

If you are planning on creating a Guest Artist lesson on capturing the image as well, simply send us the RAW video and our team can produce the final video.

Our goal is to make this EASY. PEASY.

The benefits of being a Hair of the Dog Contributor are:
  • PEarn a one-time payment of at $500 for creating your class.
  • PYou are eligible to become an affiliate for the Hair of the Dog Academy to earn reoccurring income from each student referred to the Academy.
  • PYou will have the opportunity to list your offerings, including any special offers, on your course page inside the Academy.
  • PAssistance in creating your course materials and editing your course videos.

How does it work?


Consider what you would like to share with the world – and then share your ideas with us.  You can access the guest artist application form here.


Create your class.  We can handle the editing!  We will help you get set up to record your content, then we can take care of putting all of the material together.  From editing videos, to creating worksheets – we've got you covered!


Start earning.  In addition to affiliate earnings, you will be paid for creating your content once your content is delivered to our team.

Frequently Asked Questions


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Who can teach inside the Academy?

Anyone that has something valuable to share! The only requirement to teach a craft-related class is mastery of the techniques that you wish to share and a willingness to share them.

Do you offer any help in creating the course materials?

Yes! We will give you suggestions for the best way to record and collect your raw materials, often with the technology that you already have on hand!

If you do not want to edit your videos, our team is happy to do that for you. We can also design any checklists, cheat sheets, or downloads. There is no additional charge for this, part of our service to you to help you share your knowledge!

What should I teach?

Is there something that others often ask how you achieved it or ask for help for a particular skill? This is often an area that many others will find valuable as well! If you would like to discuss possibilities, the Hair of the Dog team is available to help!

Do I need to promote my classes?

You are not required to promote your class, although if you would like to promote the Academy you can receive affiliate income in addition to the lump sum payment for creating the content. As an affiliate, we will provide you with marketing copy, images, as well as tools and ideas.

Do I keep ownership of my intellectual property?

Yes! Your content will always be YOUR content! By agreeing to be a Hair of the Dog Contributor you are simply licensing the use of your educational materials to be used inside Hair of the Dog Academy. There is also no exclusivity requirement, meaning you are still welcome to teach the content through other avenues.

What if I have an idea for a longer class or a business class?

That’s great! We love to have contributors in this capacity as well. Please contact the Hair of the Dog team at [email protected] and let us know what your idea is. Compensation for multi-part courses is handled on an individual basis.

Ready to become a Guest Artist?

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